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  • Page 1 Contents Owner's Manual MINI Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 0 013 069 - © 11/06 BMW AG...
  • Page 2 Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 0 013 069 - © 11/06 BMW AG...
  • Page 3 COOPER Congratulations on your new MINI COOPER S This Owner's Manual should be considered a permanent part of this vehicle. It should stay with the vehicle when sold to provide the next owner with important operating, safety and mainte- nance information.
  • Page 4 © 2006 Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft Munich, Germany Reprinting, including excerpts, only with the written consent of BMW AG, Munich. Order No. 01 41 0 013 096 US English XI/06 Printed in Germany Printed on environmentally friendly paper, bleached without chlorine, suitable for recycling. Online Edition for Part no.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Contents The fastest way to find information on a particu- lar topic or item is by using the index, refer to page 134. Using this Owner's Manual Notes Reporting safety defects At a glance Cockpit Controls Opening and closing Adjustments Transporting children safely Driving Everything under control...
  • Page 6: Using This Owner's Manual

    Should you wish to sell your MINI at some time in Refers to measures that can be taken to the future, remember to hand over this Owner's help protect the environment.
  • Page 7: The Individual Vehicle

    MINI. The manufacturer of the MINI cannot test every product made by other manufacturers to verify if it can be used on a MINI safely and without risk to either the vehicle, its operation, or its occu- pants.
  • Page 8: Reporting Safety Defects

    > New Vehicle Limited Warranty ity of the MINI Limited Warranty. See your MINI > Rust Perforation Limited Warranty Dealer for additional information.< >...
  • Page 9 other information about motor vehicle safety from http://www.safercar.gov For Canadian customers Canadian customers who wish to report a safety-related defect to Transport Canada, Defect Investigations and Recalls, may call 1-800-333-0510 toll-free from anywhere in Canada or 1-613-993-9851 from the Ottawa region and from other countries, or contact Transport Canada by mail at: Transport Canada, ASFAD, Place de Ville, Tower C, 330 Sparks...
  • Page 10 Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 0 013 069 - © 11/06 BMW AG...
  • Page 11: At A Glance

    At a glance At a glance Controls Driving tips Mobility Reference Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 0 013 069 - © 11/06 BMW AG...
  • Page 12: Cockpit

    Cockpit Around the steering wheel: Controls and displays Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 0 013 069 - © 11/06 BMW AG...
  • Page 13 Folding exterior mirrors in and out Buttons on left of steering wheel Telephone Parking lamps > Press: accepting and ending a call, starting dialing Low beams selected phone number and redialing if no phone number is Automatic headlamp control selected >...
  • Page 14 Displays Tachometer Display for > > Indicator and warning lamps Position of automatic transmission > Display for Computer > > Clock Date of next scheduled service, and remaining distance to be driven > Outside temperature > Odometer and trip odometer >...
  • Page 15 Indicator and warning lamps The concept Indicator and warning lamps can light up in var- ious combinations and colors in the indicator areas 1 and 2. Some lamps are checked for proper functioning and thus come on briefly when the engine is started or the ignition is switched on.
  • Page 16 Around the center console Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 0 013 069 - © 11/06 BMW AG...
  • Page 17 Microphone for voice command system Automatic air distribution and flow and for telephone in hands-free mode rate Indicator/warning lamp for front passen- Maximum cooling ger airbags Reading lamps Cooling function Color of ambient lighting Defrosting windows Glass sunroof, electric Rear window defroster 65, Interior lamps Windshield heating Air flow rate 65,...
  • Page 18 Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 0 013 069 - © 11/06 BMW AG...
  • Page 19: Controls

    At a glance Controls Controls Driving tips Mobility Reference Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 0 013 069 - © 11/06 BMW AG...
  • Page 20: Opening And Closing

    Personal Profile The concept The functions of your MINI can be set individu- ally. By means of Personal Profiles, most of these settings are stored for the remote control cur- Remote control with integrated key rently in use.
  • Page 21: Central Locking System

    Opening and closing: > Pathway lighting > from outside Daytime running lamps > Triple turn signal activation > Using the remote control Audio volume, refer to separate Owner's Manual Persons or animals in a parked vehicle > Speed-dependent volume, refer to separate could lock the doors from the inside.
  • Page 22 Press and hold the button until the display Switch on the ignition, refer to page 35. changes. Briefly press the button in the turn indicator Briefly press the button repeatedly until the lever repeatedly until "SET/INFO" is dis- display shows the illustrated symbol, arrow. played.
  • Page 23: Manual Operation

    Briefly press the button to select: Commission regulations. Operation is governed by the following: > The hazard warning flashers light up dur- FCC ID: ing unlocking/locking. LX8766S LX8766E > LX8CAS An acoustic signal sounds during unlock- ing/locking. Compliance statement: This device complies with part 15 of the FCC >...
  • Page 24: Unlocking And Opening

    ing the integrated key in the door lock to the end Switch on the ignition, refer to page 35. positions. Briefly press the button in the turn indicator lever repeatedly until "SET/INFO" is dis- played. Opening and closing: from inside Press and hold the button until the display changes.
  • Page 25 locks the vehicle after some time if no Fold the rear seat bench upward. door has been opened. > The central locking system automatically locks the vehicle as soon as you drive off. > The central locking system automatically locks the vehicle after some time if no door has been opened, or as soon as you drive off.
  • Page 26 Alarm system prepara- > The engine can only be started when the vehicle detects that the remote control is tion package* inside the vehicle. > Doors and tailgate must be closed to be able to operate the windows and glass sunroof. Comparison to standard remote controls In general, there is no difference between using convenient access or pressing the buttons on...
  • Page 27 If the vehicle detects that a remote control The vehicle can roll. has been accidentally left inside the Malfunction locked vehicle's cargo area after the tailgate is closed, the tailgate will reopen. The hazard Convenient access may malfunction due to local warning flashers flash and an acoustic signal radio waves.
  • Page 28 Take the old battery to a battery collection Take the key with you when you leave the point or to your MINI Dealer.< car, otherwise children could operate the electric windows and possibly injure them- selves.< Windows Glass sunroof, electric*...
  • Page 29 After a power failure, there is a possibility that the glass sunroof can only be raised. In this case, have the system initialized. The manufacturer of your MINI recommends that you have this work done by your MINI Dealer. Closing manually...
  • Page 30: Adjustments

    Adjustments Sitting safely Head restraint A correctly adjusted head restraint reduces the The ideal sitting position can make a vital contri- risk of neck injury in the event of an accident. bution to relaxed, fatigue-free driving. In con- Adjust the head restraint in such a way junction with the safety belts, the head restraints that its center is at approx.
  • Page 31: Lumbar Support

    Backrest incline the backrest too far to the rear while the vehicle is being driven, otherwise there is a dan- ger in the event of an accident of sliding under the safety belt, eliminating the protection nor- mally provided by the belt.<...
  • Page 32: Height Adjustment

    Height adjustment Pull up the lever on the seat backrest, arrow 1. To raise: pull up. The backrest folds forward. To lower: press the button, arrow 1, and slide the head restraint down. Slide the seat forward, arrow 2. Removing Previous position Pull up as far as it will go.
  • Page 33: Exterior Mirrors

    Before every drive, make sure that all occupants only by a MINI Dealer or by a workshop that has wear their safety belts. Airbags complement the specially trained personnel working in accor- safety belt as an additional safety device, but dance with the specifications of the MINI manu- they do not represent a substitute.
  • Page 34: Interior Rearview Mirror

    Interior rearview mirror Fold the lever down. To reduce glare from vehicles behind you when Move the steering wheel to the preferred you are driving at night: distance and angle to suit your seated posi- tion. Turn the knob. Swing the lever back up. Interior mirror, automatic dimming* Do not use force to swing the lever back up, otherwise the mechanism...
  • Page 35: Transporting Children Safely

    In general, every seat in your MINI, with the exception of the driver's seat, can be used to On the front passenger's seat install child restraint systems for children of all...
  • Page 36 Placement of the tether strap Allow the safety belt strap to retract all the way. LATCH child-restraint fix- ing system LATCH: Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren. When installing and using a LATCH child's seat, comply with the system manufac- turer's operating and safety instructions.<...
  • Page 37: Driving

    Driving Ignition lock Start/stop button Insert the key all the way into the ignition lock. Briefly press the start/stop button to switch radio readiness or the ignition on or off. Do not > Radio readiness depress the brake or clutch while doing so. Individual electrical consumers can operate.
  • Page 38: Starting The Engine

    Starting the engine Automatic transmission Depress the brake. Do not allow the engine to run in enclosed Move the selector lever to position P. spaces; otherwise inhalation of the nox- Briefly press the start/stop button. ious exhaust gases can lead to unconsciousness and death.
  • Page 39: Parking Brake

    Parking brake Reverse gear Select this only when the vehicle is stationary. The parking brake is primarily intended to pre- When the gearshift lever is pressed to the left, a vent the vehicle from rolling while parked; it slight resistance has to be overcome. brakes the rear wheels.
  • Page 40 > Before moving the lever away from P or N Depress the accelerator pedal beyond the full- with the vehicle stationary, first depress the throttle resistance point. brake; otherwise the selector lever will refuse to move: shiftlock. Sport program and manual operation To prevent the vehicle from creeping after you select a driving position, depress the brake until you are ready to...
  • Page 41: Sport Button

    Press the lever beyond the resistance point. Sport button* To turn off manually, press the lever to the resis- Pressing the button causes your MINI to respond tance point. even more sportily. Unusually rapid flashing of the indicator lamp indicates that a bulb has failed.<...
  • Page 42: Wiper System

    Indicating a turn briefly Briefly press the button repeatedly until the display shows the illustrated symbol, arrow. Press the lever as far as the resistance point for as long as you wish to indicate a turn. Triple turn signal activation Press the lever as far as the resistance point.
  • Page 43 If the car is equipped with a rain sensor, the time In cars equipped with an alarm system, the between wipes is controlled automatically and headlamps cannot be cleaned when the bonnet depends on the intensity of the rainfall. The sen- is open.
  • Page 44: Washer Fluid

    Washer fluid Activating Washer fluid antifreeze is flammable. Always keep it well away from sparks and open flames, and store it in the tightly closed original container, well out of the reach of chil- dren. Comply with the instructions on the con- tainer.<...
  • Page 45 Increasing speed Press button 3 repeatedly until the desired speed is reached. Every time you press the but- ton, the speed increases by approx. 2 mph or 2 km/h. Accelerating using the button Press and hold button 3. The vehicle accelerates without pressure on the accelerator pedal.
  • Page 46: Everything Under Control

    Everything under control Odometer, outside tem- The outside temperature then appears in the bottom display. perature display, clock Odometer and trip odometer Resetting the trip odometer With the ignition switched on, press knob 3 in the tachometer. When the vehicle is parked To display the time, outside temperature and odometer briefly after the key is removed from the ignition lock:...
  • Page 47: Computer

    Average fuel consumption Approx. 10.6 US gallons/40 liters. > Current fuel consumption > Average speed MINI Cooper S > Current vehicle speed Approx. 13.2 US gallons/50 liters. To set the corresponding units of measure, refer Reserve to Formats and units of measure on page 47.
  • Page 48: Initializing Flat Tire Monitor

    Current fuel consumption To reset average speed: press the button in the turn indicator lever for approx. 2 seconds. Displays the current fuel consumption to allow you to see whether your current driving style is Current vehicle speed conducive to fuel economy with minimum exhaust emissions.
  • Page 49 Adjusting settings Setting the time > Confirmation signals when locking and Setting the date unlocking the vehicle Exiting the menu > Response during unlocking procedure > Automatic locking > Pathway lighting > Daytime running lamps > Triple turn signal activation Formats and units of Exiting displays measure...
  • Page 50 Press and hold the button until the display Briefly press the button in the turn indicator changes. lever repeatedly until "SET/INFO" is dis- played. Briefly press the button repeatedly until the display shows the illustrated symbol, arrow. Press and hold the button until the display changes.
  • Page 51: Service Requirements

    The extent of service work required can be vidual service items, refer to the following read out from the remote control by your information. MINI Dealer.< Displaying vehicle check For certain maintenance operations, you can view the respective distance remaining or due date individually in the tachometer.
  • Page 52: Possible Displays

    Front brakes Exit display Rear brakes Next setting or item of information Vehicle check More information on the MINI Maintenance Sys- tem can be found on page 98. Clock Press and hold the button until the display changes. Briefly press the button repeatedly until the Setting the time symbol and "SET"...
  • Page 53: Indicator And Warning Lamps

    Check Control Wait for the display to change to minutes. Press the button to set the minutes. The concept Wait for the display to change. The settings are stored. The Check Control monitors vehicle functions and alerts you to any malfunctions in the sys- tems monitored.
  • Page 54 Other Check Control messages are automatically Hold the button down. hidden after approx. 20 seconds, but remain "CHECK OK" appears if there are no Check stored. Control messages. If a Check Control message has been stored, the corresponding message is displayed. Briefly press the button to check for other messages.
  • Page 55: Technology For Driving Comfort And Safety

    R. Wait this short period before Driving stability control driving. systems Acoustic signals Your MINI has a number of systems that help to As the distance between vehicle and object maintain the vehicle's stability even in adverse decreases, the intervals between the tones driving conditions.
  • Page 56 Rapid braking causes the system to automati- cally develop maximum braking force. The sys- Press the button repeatedly until the indicator tem helps keep the braking distance to a mini- lamp for the ASC or DSC comes on. ASC or DSC mum.
  • Page 57 Driving on snowy or slippery road surface not necessary to use the parking brake for this. > Performance-oriented style of driving: slip in Hold the MINI with the brake. the drive wheels, high lateral acceleration Release the brake and immediately drive >...
  • Page 58 Dealer.< wise, sections of the tire may come loose and cause accidents. Do not continue driving and Repair the flat tire, refer to page 106, or contact your MINI Dealer.< change the damaged tire, refer to page 108. Malfunction Run-Flat Tires* The warning lamps light up in yellow.
  • Page 59 Protective action bag generators executed only by a MINI Dealer or a workshop that works according to repair Observe the instructions on page procedures of the manufacturer of your MINI...
  • Page 60 The front and side airbags for the front pas- passenger seat unless they are specifically rec- senger are not activated. ommended by the manufacturer of your MINI. Do not place any items under the seat which Operational readiness of airbag system could press against the seat from below.
  • Page 61: Lamps

    Lamps Parking lamps/low beams The headlamps may also come on when the sun is sitting low on a blue sky. When driving into tunnels with bright overhead lights, there may be a delay before the head- lamps come on. The low beams remain switched on indepen- dent of the ambient lighting conditions when you switch on the fog lamps If the daytime running lamps are activated,...
  • Page 62: Daytime Running Lamps

    Setting the duration or deactivating the Briefly press the button to select: function > Switch on the ignition, refer to page 35. The function is deactivated. > Briefly press the button in the turn indicator lever repeatedly until "SET/INFO" is dis- Select the corresponding duration, e.g.
  • Page 63 High beams/roadside Briefly press the button repeatedly until the symbol and "SET" are displayed. parking lamps Press and hold the button until the display changes. Turn signal indicators/roadside parking lamps Briefly press the button repeatedly until the display shows the illustrated symbol, arrow. Switching on high beams Switching off high beams/headlamp flasher Roadside parking lamps, left or right*...
  • Page 64: Fog Lamps

    Fog lamps* Increasing brightness Press and hold the button until the desired Fog lamps brightness is reached. Rear fog lamp Press the respective switch to turn the lamps on/ Reducing brightness off. Press the button briefly. The brightness decreases every time the button Fog lamps* is pressed briefly.
  • Page 65: Ambient Lighting

    Reading lamps* To switch the reading lamps on and off. Press the switch. Ambient lighting* The color of the ambient lighting can be changed. > Press the switch forward. The color changes in stages, ultimately to orange. > Press the switch toward the rear. The color changes in stages, ultimately to blue.
  • Page 66: Climate

    Climate Equipment versions Air vents Depending on your vehicle's equipment, your Airflow directed toward the windshield and MINI may contain an air conditioner or an auto- side windows matic climate control Air to the upper body area Air conditioner Air to the footwell Automatic climate control Online Edition for Part no.
  • Page 67: Air Conditioner

    Air conditioner Air flow rate Rear window defroster Cooling function Air distribution Recirculated-air mode Windshield heating Temperature Air flow rate If condensation starts to form on the inside window surfaces, switch off the Adjust the air flow rate. The higher the recirculated-air mode and, if necessary, switch rate, the more effective the heating or on the cooling function or increase the air flow...
  • Page 68: Automatic Climate Control

    Set air flow rate to the maximum level. Microfilter Set air distribution to position The microfilter captures dust and pollen. The Condensation is removed from the windows microfilter is changed by your MINI Dealer dur- ing routine maintenance work. Automatic climate control* Air flow rate, manual Temperature...
  • Page 69: Maximum Cooling

    AUTO program Maximum cooling The AUTO program adjusts the air At outside temperatures above distribution to the windshield and 32 7/0 6 and when the engine is side windows, towards the upper body area and running, you obtain a maximum into the footwell for you.
  • Page 70 The microfilter captures dust and pollen. The activated-charcoal filter provides additional pro- tection by filtering gaseous pollutants from the outside air. Your MINI Dealer replaces this com- bined filter as a standard part of your scheduled maintenance. You can call up further information in the service requirements display, page 49.
  • Page 71: Practical Interior Accessories

    15 sec- For additional information, please contact your onds, alter the distance. MINI Dealer or call: 1-800-355-3515. To program other original hand-held trans- You can also obtain information on the Internet mitters, repeat steps 3 and 4.
  • Page 72: Glove Compartment

    The corresponding memory button 1 is now The corresponding memory button 1 is now programmed with the signal of the original programmed with the signal of the original hand-held transmitter. hand-held transmitter. You can operate the system with the engine Clearing stored programs running or with the ignition switched on.
  • Page 73 Connection for external audio device You can connect an external audio device such as a CD or MP3 player and play audio recordings over the vehicle loudspeakers. The volume and tone settings can be adjusted via the car radio, refer to the Owner's Manual for Radio. Opening Turn the switch to the horizontal position, see arrow.
  • Page 74: Passenger Side

    In your MINI, you can use electrical devices such as a flashlight, car vacuum cleaner, etc., up to Clothes hooks approx. 200 watts at 12 volts, as long as one of There are clothes hooks on the grab handles in the following sockets is available.
  • Page 75 Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 0 013 069 - © 11/06 BMW AG...
  • Page 76 Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 0 013 069 - © 11/06 BMW AG...
  • Page 77: Driving Tips

    At a glance Controls Driving tips Driving tips Mobility Reference Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 0 013 069 - © 11/06 BMW AG...
  • Page 78: Things To Remember When Driving

    Clutch Mobile phones in the vehicle The function of the clutch reaches its optimal The manufacturer of your MINI recom- level only after a distance driven of approx. mends that you do not use mobile 300 miles/500 km. During this break-in period, devices, e.g.
  • Page 79: Driving Through Water

    Braking safely used at all, and in operating conditions where Your MINI is equipped with ABS. If you are in a brake applications are less frequent, there is an situation which requires full braking, it is best to increased tendency for corrosion to form on brake using maximum brake pressure.
  • Page 80: Cargo Loading

    This will generate noise in the engine com- partment. Before driving into a car wash For general information about vehicle care for your MINI, refer to the chapter beginning on page 100. With convenient access and automatic transmission Expanding the cargo area Insert the key into the ignition lock.
  • Page 81: Stowing Cargo

    1,400 lbs. and there will be four 150-lb. pas- sengers in your vehicle, the amount of avail- able cargo and luggage load capacity is 650 lbs: 1,400 lbs. minus 750 lbs. = 650 lbs. Determine the combined weight of luggage and cargo being loaded on the vehicle.
  • Page 82 Roof-mounted luggage rack* A special rack system is available as an option for your MINI. Your MINI Dealer will be glad to advise you. Comply with the installation instruc- tions supplied with the rack system. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 0 013 069 - © 11/06 BMW AG...
  • Page 83 Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 0 013 069 - © 11/06 BMW AG...
  • Page 84 Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 0 013 069 - © 11/06 BMW AG...
  • Page 85: Mobility

    At a glance Controls Driving tips Mobility Mobility Reference Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 0 013 069 - © 11/06 BMW AG...
  • Page 86: Refueling

    In the event of an electrical malfunction, you can Fuel tank capacity manually unlock the fuel filler door: MINI Cooper Approx. 10.6 US gallons/40 liters, including the reserve capacity of 2.1 US gallons/8 liters. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 0 013 069 - © 11/06 BMW AG...
  • Page 87: Fuel Specifications

    MINI Cooper S tions such as high ambient temperature and high altitude. Approx. 13.2 US gallons/50 liters, including the Should you encounter driveability problems reserve capacity of 2.1 US gallons/8 liters. which you suspect could be related to the fuel...
  • Page 88: Wheels And Tires

    Checking pressure recommended by the manufacturer of your Check the tire inflation pressure regularly MINI. Your MINI Dealer will be glad to advise and correct it, if necessary: at least twice a you.< month and before starting long trips. If you fail...
  • Page 89 not exceed this speed, otherwise tire damage and accidents could occur.< Tire inflation pressures for driving above 100 mph or 160 km/h In order to drive at maximum speeds in excess of 100 mph or 160 km/h, adjust pressures to the respective tire inflation pres- sures listed on the following pages in the col- umns for traveling speeds including those exceeding 100 mph or 160 km/h.
  • Page 90 MINI Cooper tire inflation pressures Tire size Pressure specifications in psi/kPa Speeds up to a Speeds including those exceeding max. of 100 mph / 100 mph / 160 km/h 160 km/h All pressure specifications in the table are indicated in psi/kilopascal with cold tires.
  • Page 91 MINI Cooper S tire inflation pressures Tire size Pressure specifications in psi/kPa Speeds up to a Speeds including those exceeding max. of 100 mph / 100 mph / 160 km/h 160 km/h All pressure specifications in the table are indicated in psi/kilopascal with cold tires.
  • Page 92: Tire Coding

    Tire coding DOT Quality Grades Tread wear Knowledge of the labeling on the side of the tire Traction AA A B C makes it easier to identify and choose the right Temperature A B C tires. All passenger car tires must conform to Federal Safety Requirements in addition Tire size to these...
  • Page 93: Tire Condition

    To do so, drive carefully to the nearest Tread depth MINI Dealer or tire shop that works according to The tread depth should not drop below 1/8 in/ MINI repair procedures with correspondingly 3 mm, although, for example, European legisla- trained personnel.
  • Page 94: New Wheels And Tires

    Your MINI Dealer will be glad to inform you about the correct wheel and tire combination for The symbol identifying Run-Flat Tires is a circle your vehicle.
  • Page 95: Snow Chains

    Run-Flat Tires for your own safety. Keep in mind that no space-saver spare tire is available in the Snow chains* event of a flat. Your MINI Dealer will be glad to advise you. Only certain types of fine-link snow chains have...
  • Page 96: Under The Bonnet

    If you are not familiar with the regulations to be observed, have the necessary work on your vehicle carried out only by a MINI Dealer or a workshop that has specially trained personnel working in accordance with the specifications of the MINI manufacturer.
  • Page 97: Engine Oil

    Important parts of the engine compartment Vehicle identification number Coolant expansion tank Battery, under the cover Reservoir for washer fluid for the headlamp and window washer system Engine oil dipstick Fuses Engine oil filler neck Engine oil The engine oil consumption is dependent on driving style and driving conditions.
  • Page 98: Adding Engine Oil

    Not all commercially available additives are suit- Oil change able for your MINI. Your MINI Dealer knows Have the oil changed only by a MINI Dealer or a which additives are suitable and will be glad to workshop that has specially trained personnel advise you.
  • Page 99 pressure to escape, then continue turning to open. The coolant level is correct if it is between the Min and Max markings. If the coolant is low, slowly add coolant up to the specified level; do not overfill. Turn the cap until there is an audible click. Have the reason for the coolant loss elimi- nated as soon as possible.
  • Page 100: Maintenance

    MINI Dealer. costs. Take the time to ensure that these service pro- If and when you come to sell your MINI, a com- cedures are confirmed by entries in your vehi- prehensive record of servicing will prove a signif- cle's Service and Warranty Information Booklet icant benefit.
  • Page 101 This indicates excessive misfiring or a malfunction in the engine. If this happens, reduce your speed and visit the nearest MINI Dealer as soon as possible. Severe misfiring can quickly lead to serious dam- age of emissions-related components, espe- cially the catalytic converter.
  • Page 102: Care

    Washing your vehicle Care of upholstery You can wash your new MINI in an automatic car wash from the first day. Preference should be Depressions that come about on the upholstery given to cloth car washes. If, due to lack of avail-...
  • Page 103 Vehicle storage CDs/DVDs Your MINI Dealer will be glad to advise you on Clean the reflective signal side as needed by what is important if the vehicle is to be decom- wiping it with a commercially available cleaning missioned for longer than three months.
  • Page 104: Replacing Components

    Lamps and bulbs make an essential contribution to vehicle safety. They should, therefore, be handled carefully. The manufacturer of your MINI recommends having your MINI Dealer per- form any work that you do not feel competent to perform yourself or that is not described here.
  • Page 105 Press the retaining clip forward and hold, including bulb replacement, carried out arrow 1. only by a MINI Dealer or a workshop that has Guide the retaining clip downward, arrow 2. specially trained personnel working in accor- dance with the specifications of the MINI manu- facturer.
  • Page 106 Fold the retaining clip to the side, arrow 3. Remove the inside cover. To do so, turn the cover counterclockwise. Remove the bulb. Screw out the bulb counterclockwise. Insert the new bulb with the tab facing up, arrow 4. Fold back and lock the retaining clip. Reattach the cover.
  • Page 107 Replacing a fog lamp bulb Tail lamps H8 bulb, 35 watts Turn in the wheel. Remove cover 2. To do so, turn the cover counterclockwise. Screw out the lower bulb counterclockwise. Brake lamp/tail lamp 21 watt/5 watt bulb, W 5 W Turn signal lamp 21 watt bulb, P 21 W Backup lamp...
  • Page 108: Repairing A Flat Tire

    Tire change with space-saver spare tire, page MINI Mobility System with onboard tools* The MINI Mobility System with tire change set and onboard tools is located in the cargo area under the floor mat. Using a screwdriver, push the lamp to the left in the tab of the lamp housing, arrow 1.
  • Page 109 Use of the MINI Mobility System may be Compressor ineffective if the tire puncture measures approx. 1/8 in/4 mm or more. Contact the near- est MINI Dealer if the tire cannot be made driv- able with the MINI Mobility System.< Liquid sealant...
  • Page 110: Checking Tire Inflation Pressure

    The onboard tool kit includes a pouch with a and have the new wheel/tire assembly bal- plastic bag in which you can place the damaged anced. wheel. Have the MINI Mobility System refilled. Space-saver spare tire* Tire change set To change a space-saver spare tire, proceed as follows:...
  • Page 111 Removing the space-saver spare tire Pull the space-saver spare tire underneath the vehicle out towards the rear. The screw connection of the space-saver spare tire is in the cargo area under the floor mat, on the base of the storage compartment for the tire change set.
  • Page 112 Only change the tire when parked on a surface The jack base must be perpendicular to the that is level, firm and not slippery. surface beneath the jacking point. The vehicle or the jack could slip sideways on soft or slippery support surfaces, such as snow, ice, flagstones, etc.
  • Page 113: Vehicle Battery

    In the vehicle interior Disposal After replacing old batteries, return the used batteries to your MINI Dealer or to a recycling point. Maintain the battery in an upright position for transport and storage. Always secure the battery against tipping over during transport.<...
  • Page 114: Giving And Receiving Assistance

    Jump starting you around the clock in the event of a break- down, including on weekends and public holi- If the car's own battery is flat, your MINI's engine days. can be started by connecting two jumper cables The phone numbers of the Roadside Assistance to another vehicle's battery.
  • Page 115 It can be screwed in at the front or Attach the second terminal clamp of the rear of the MINI. plus/+ jumper cable to the positive terminal It is stored in the onboard tool kit underneath...
  • Page 116: Being Towed

    Switch on the hazard warning flashers, depend- ing on local regulations. Manual transmission Have the MINI transported with a tow truck with Gearshift lever in idle position. a so-called lift bar or on a flat bed. Do not lift the vehicle by a tow fitting or...
  • Page 117 Vehicles with a catalytic converter should only be tow-started when the engine is cold, vehicles with an automatic transmission cannot be tow- started at all. If the electrical system fails, do not tow or tow-start the vehicle, as it would be impossible to release the electric steering-wheel lock and the vehicle could not be steered.<...
  • Page 118: Indicator And Warning Lamps

    Indicator and warning lamps Indicator and warning lamps appear in indicator tion with another. Some lamps can light up in area 1 and on display 2. See the table for infor- different colors. Corresponding distinctions are mation on causes and how to react. Note made in the text.
  • Page 119 Cause What to do Ignition switched on and driver's door Switch off the ignition, page 35, or open close the driver's door. Lamps still on Roadside parking lamps on Door open Bonnet open Tailgate open Gas cap missing or loose Make sure that the gas cap is correctly positioned and close it until it audibly clicks.
  • Page 120 Lights up in red: Engine malfunction Stop the car and switch off the engine. You cannot continue your journey. Contact your MINI Dealer. Lights up in yellow: Full engine power no longer available You can continue your journey, but moderate your speed and exercise due caution.
  • Page 121 Carefully bring the car to a stop, switch off the engine and allow it to cool down. Do not open the bonnet, otherwise there would be a risk of injury by scalding. Contact your MINI Dealer. Lights up in yellow: Engine too hot...
  • Page 122 Lights up in red: Brake fluid level too low Brake pedal travel may be markedly longer. Stop immediately. Contact the nearest MINI Dealer. Lights up in yellow: Hill Start Assist failed. The car will not Have the system checked as soon as be held in place after the brake is possible.
  • Page 123 Have the condition of the brake pads checked without delay. Indication in US models Vehicle electronics failed You cannot continue your journey. Contact your MINI Dealer. Indication in Canadian models Vehicle electronics failed You cannot continue your journey. Contact your MINI Dealer.
  • Page 124 Cause What to do Flashing: Automatic Stability Control ASC or Dynamic Stability Control DSC is con- trolling drive and braking forces, refer also to page Automatic Stability Control ASC or Driving stability limited during accel- Dynamic Stability Control DSC deacti- eration and cornering.
  • Page 125 Cause What to do Indication in Canadian models The driving stability control systems, You can continue your journey. Drive including ABS and the Flat Tire Moni- cautiously and think well ahead. tor, have failed, refer also to page Avoid braking with full force, driving on rough tracks, and depressing the accelerator pedal to full throttle or kick-down position.
  • Page 126 Cause What to do Lights up in red: > Transmission limp-home pro- You can continue your journey, but gram active with restricted range moderate your speed and exercise of gears, possibly with reduced due caution. Have the system acceleration checked without delay. >...
  • Page 127 Electric steering wheel lock malfunc- The engine can no longer be started. If tioning applicable, do not switch off the engine. Contact your MINI Dealer. Lights up in yellow: Electric steering wheel lock engaged Move the steering wheel before start- ing the engine.
  • Page 128 Cause What to do Lights up in red: Service appointment overdue Arrange a service appointment. Check service requirements, page 49. Lights up in yellow: Service due Arrange a service appointment. Check service requirements, page 49. No service due Set speed limit exceeded Time and date no longer correct Set the time and date, page 50.
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  • Page 131: Reference

    At a glance Controls Driving tips Mobility Reference Reference Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 0 013 069 - © 11/06 BMW AG...
  • Page 132: Technical Data

    Technical data Engine data MINI Cooper MINI Cooper S Displacement cu in/cmµ 1,598 1,598 Number of cylinders Maximum power output at engine speed 6,000 5,500 Maximum torque lb ft/Nm 114/155 177/240 with overboost function – 192/260 at engine speed 4,250...
  • Page 133 All dimensions given in inches/mm. Smallest turning circle diam.: 35 ft 10 in/10.7 m. Figures following the semicolon: values that differ for the MINI Cooper S. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 0 013 069 - © 11/06 BMW AG...
  • Page 134 Weights MINI Cooper MINI Cooper S Curb weight, ready for travel, with all optional extras > Manual transmission lbs/kg 2,546/1,155 2,668/1,210 > Automatic transmission lbs/kg 2,634/1,195 2,723/1,235 Approved gross weight > Manual transmission lbs/kg 3,362/1,525 3,483/1,580 > Automatic transmission lbs/kg...
  • Page 135 US gal/US quarts Liters Notes Fuel tank Fuel grade: page > MINI Cooper 10.6/– approx. 40 > MINI Cooper S 13.2/– approx. 50 including reserve of 2.1/– approx. 8 Window washer system incl. For more details: headlamp washer system –/4.8 approx.
  • Page 136 From A to Z Index Air vents Automatic AKI, refer to Fuel – air distribution ABS Antilock Brake System specifications – air flow rate Accessories, refer to Your Alarm system, preparation – cruise control individual vehicle package – headlamp control Activated-charcoal filter for Alarm system preparation Automatic climate control...
  • Page 137 – setting time – ABS Car jack Closing – breaking in – jacking points – from inside – MINI Maintenance System Car key, refer to Key/remote – from outside – parking brake control Clothes hooks – service requirements Carpets, care...
  • Page 138 Connecting vacuum cleaner, Deadlocking, refer to Driving lamps, refer to Parking refer to Connecting electrical Locking lamps/low beams appliances Defect Driving notes Consumption, refer to Average – door lock Driving off on inclines, refer to fuel consumption – fuel filler door Hill Start Assist Consumption display Defogging windows 66,...
  • Page 139 Fixture for remote control, refer to Service refer to Ignition lock Garage door opener, refer to requirements Flash when locking/ Integrated universal remote – MINI Maintenance System unlocking control Engine oil level, checking Flat tire Gasoline Engine output, refer to Engine –...
  • Page 140 Headlamp control, Ignition key position 1, refer to Keyless opening and closing, automatic Radio readiness refer to Convenient Headlamp flasher Ignition key position 2, refer to access – indicator lamp 11, Ignition on Key Memory, refer to Personal Headlamps Ignition lock Profile –...
  • Page 141 Locking and unlocking doors Microfilter/activated-charcoal – confirmation signals filter – from inside – MINI Maintenance System OBD socket, refer to Socket for – from outside Microphone for telephone Onboard Diagnosis Low beams MINI Internet page Octane ratings, refer to Fuel –...
  • Page 142 Pathway lighting Reclining seat, refer to Run-Flat Tires PDC Park Distance Control Backrest – puncture Personal Profile Refueling – replacing Plastic parts, care Releasing – tire inflation pressure Pollen – bonnet – winter tires – refer to Microfilter/activated- Remote control Runflat Tyres, refer to Run-Flat charcoal filter for automatic –...
  • Page 143 Service, refer to Roadside Space-saver spare tire Storage space Assistance – changing tires – cargo area Service car, refer to Roadside – inflation pressure – storage compartments Assistance Spare fuses Storing the vehicle Service data in the remote Special oils, refer to Approved Storing tires control engine oils...
  • Page 144 Tightening the lug bolts Track width, refer to Universal remote control Tire change set Dimensions Unlatching, refer to – MINI Mobility System Traction control, refer to Unlocking – space-saver spare tire – DSC Dynamic Stability Unlocking Tire failure Control –...
  • Page 145 Windshield wiper blades, changing Warning and indicator Windshield wipers, refer to lamps 13, Wiper system Warning messages, refer to Winter tires Check Control – storage Warning triangle Wiper blade replacement Washer fluid Wiper blades, care – capacity of reservoir Wiper system Washer fluid reservoir Work in the engine Washer fluid reservoir, refer to...
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  • Page 147: Tire Inflation Pressures

    Refueling Fuel So that you always have access to the data you need when refueling, you are recommended to Quality enter the relevant figures for your car in the table provided below. Consult the index for indi- vidual specifications. Enter your preferred fuel quality here. Engine oil Preferred oil specifications Do not add engine oil until the corresponding...
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